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Populism, or, the Impossibility of Political Economy

This lecture by Alberto Toscano was given at the Populism, People and the Media symposium in May 2018, funded by The Sociological Review Foundation. It is published here as part of our special feature on populism and the media. Populism, or, the Impossibility of Political Economy from thesociologicalreview

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Joining the Dots: Music and Social Networks

Date: 16-18 June 2015 Location: Manchester This Sociological Review/Mitchell Centre Symposium at the University of Manchester brings together a diverse array of speakers to explore the role of social networks in the collective life of music. The event is free but registration is essential: e-mail rachel.emms@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk to register. There is a full programme available here. Speakers include: Pete Martin, […]

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Relations and Dependencies: Disciplinary Knots

The second Helsinki Knots Symposium, our first ever European conference, took place in October 2015 at the University of Helsinki. The conference explored how the two disciplines so central to our journal, Anthropology and Sociology, deal with the interplay between the intellectual and political/economic conditions of their existence. In the process, it also looked at the overlaps […]

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Everyday Self Employment

Self-employment has grown dramatically in the UK, up 663,000 in the four years to 2014. The ONS reports that currently 4.6 million people are self-employed in their main job (15 percent of all of those currently in work in the UK) and that a further 356,000 are self-employed in a second job. Almost three quarters […]

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“Value and Values”: Interaction, Infrastructures and Accumulation

This event was the final symposium for the ESRC Professorial Fellowship project “Value and Values” (ES/K010786/1) conducted between 2013-2016 by Bev Skeggs and Simon Yuill. Facebook represents a new form of capitalist capture, one based on monopolization and rent that shapes our current connectivity as it monetises us and opens us up to forms of […]

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Down the Pan: New Directions in the Sociology of Dirt

Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm, Monday 20th March, 2017 Location: The Kelvinhall 1445 Argyle St, Glasgow, G3 8AW This symposium starts from Mary Douglas’ dictum that dirt is matter out of place before moving out to explore material forms of ‘dirt’ in different societies, the multiple forms of marginalisation that follow in the wake of the dirty, and […]

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Reflecting on the Moral Economies of Debt and Punishment

By Chloe Peacock The Value and Values symposium in December provided fascinating insight into a range of research on the relationships between value and values in the realms of the economy, politics and the digital. The symposium opened with a discussion of Bev Skeggs and Simon Yuill’s research on the new form of capitalist culture and new […]

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Dirt: Where Sociology Fears to Tread?

By David Evans I try very hard to keep my mind out of the gutter. This is especially true when I am in the company of fellow sociologists who I imagine are too high-minded and professional to find my double entendres and toilet humor all that amusing. However I recently found myself attending ‘Down the […]

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